Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry and Bright

 Not long now till the festivites start.....i am enjoying the last 'quiet' day before the holidays begin, and trying to finish off the things that are left to do.....i took the photos of the potting shed last week when i potted up some bulbs, some for our house and some as presents......i decided to put my chipped but still loved CK mugs to a new use...
 ...seeing the new bright green shoots is something i love in the middle of winter....makes me look forward even more to those garden days to come again in a few months....
 ....the potting shed is looking a little festive with children's stars to decorate the windows and a berried wreath on the door.....the tiny tree is now covered in tiny red and white baubles and stands in the kitchen....
 ......wrapping presents by candle light on a grey winter's afternoon, with a cup of tea and a candy cane.....
......i think all the presents are wrapped now, so that's one list ticked off.....and most of the other lists are done too, including my last magazine commission for the year, due for it's deadline in January.....
.....here is this year's christmas cushion for Crafts Beautiful magazine, a christmas present shaped cushion with a hand stitched tag and matching cross stitched card.......
.......thank you for your very kind comments about Merry Mouse, and for all your visits and comments during this busy time and over the year too, i love reading them so much ....i hope to be back very soon to show you my crafty christmas makes... and in the meantime i wish you all a very ......

                                            ***Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays***

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45 comments:

crafts@home said...

Another beautiful post :) I shouldn't be reading :0.... must get on, things to do people to see, places to visit, before I can relax. Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
Sue Xxx

Людмила said...

Очень красиво сказочно!С Рождеством вас!

Teje said...

Oh Helen I was so happy to see a post from you! You have so beautiful Christmas feeling in your photos and you have packed the presents so lovely! I wish you the Best and Happy Christmas time!
xxx Teje

Bee happy said...

Your shed is gorgeous, love it in white and the wreath looks fab :) I also love your beehive candle, I want one!! where did you get it from? your presents look beautifully wrapped, hope you all have a wonderful christmas :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

KC'sCourt! said...

Merry Christmas
and a
Very Happy New Year

Thank you for the comments you left on my blog
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas! I'm looking forward to many more beautiful, inspirational posts in the new year x

Jooles said...

oooooh i LOVE your potting shed Helen :o)
such a pretty cushion, the tag is a beautiful finishing touch.
wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas
lots of love jooles xxx

Country Girl said...

Why doesn't my potting shed look like that??
Happy Christmas!
x

sew said...

Happy Christmas Helen and thank you for the joy of your blog and the inspiration it brings.
I look forward to seeing what emerges next from your lovely home.
Sue.

Annie said...

It all looks so festive. And peaceful. And definitely merry and bright. And you're almost ready for the big day! A tummy bug here has put paid to that, so it's one last rush now to get present's wrapped and cookies baked and cards put through letterboxes. But very traditional I suppose to end up doing all that on Christmas Eve, as looks likely.
Happy Christmas Helen

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Helen. I hope you have a wonderful, love filled holiday. Patty

Small Things said...

Many nice details!
Happy Holidays!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Helen,
I am so pleased that I found your blog a few months ago. It always cheers me to see your posts.
Wishing you a joyful Christmas,
Karen ❆

Jenny said...

Merry Christmas Helen, I love that wrapping paper, your gifts look gorgeous! I nearly bought some in Bath last week, but refrained... Wish I had now! I hope your Christmas is a lovely family filled one with lots of laughter and good times. Jenny xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Another beautiful cosy post Helen.
I too love to see the green shoots appear and think of the new season just around the corner. :)
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2012!
Vivienne x

Lori ann said...

dear helen,
everything EVERYTHING looks so very beautiful, all that you touch turns magical. i love your home and shed and all the imagination and love there. wishing you and yours a most special holiday, one to always remember!
merry christmas!!

The Patchwork Heart said...

Happy Christmas to you helen and thank you for all the cheer you bring through your lovely blog. Give my best wishes to Debbie and Fiona please! Heather x

Jane said...

Everything looks perfect Helen. The cushion is so clever. I'm glad you can now enjoy all the festivities and wish you and your family a fun, peaceful and Merry Christmas,
Jane x

Mia said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, Helen!

Thank you so much for these wonderful posts during the 2011 - we'll see happy days "together" in 2012! Enjoy your time off work!

Yours,
Mia

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Merry Christmas Helen!
Love this post of Christmas cheer. All your decorations and flower greenery look so beautiful. Isn't is a wonderful feeling when the list is almost checked off. Happy days to you and your family. xoRobin❤

Scented Sweetpeas said...

That is so strange, I popped some bulds in some mugs this year too, just want to crochet them some jackets now :-) Have a wonderful Christmas x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Veel lieve groetjes van Madelief x

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Happy Christmas Helen - you look ready! Have a lovely time.

Pink Milk said...

A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Helen.

Hx

harmony and rosie said...

Merry Christmas Helen, have a wonderful time with your family.
Kate x

Cozy Little House said...

Love your shed! Wish I had one. I don't even have a garden yet though. Love to visit here and see all the color. I've been admiring Green Gate items on blogs recently. But we can't get them here in the US!
Brenda

Frances said...

Helen, this is a lovely post, full of that special Christmas spirit. xo

delia hornbook said...

Happy christmas hope its a wondeful one for you all, dee xx

Country Rabbit said...

stunningly beautiful your home and garden...all your crafts have been a real inspiration throughout the year...i wish you a very happy christmas xxxx love the card x

Pat said...

Merry Christmas!

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Helen

Merry Christmas to you

Thank you for your giveaway goodies, beautifully wrapped, I was about to open it when the kids caught me, I was told very sternly no present opening until Christmas morning! So your parcel is now under the tree, thank you so much, love your photos today!

Best wishes

Denise

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

It is lovely to see those green shoots appearing. Merry Christmas to you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your Merry Mouse is so sweet. The stitched details on her dress are just perfect. Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases and a healthy, happy new year. Tammy

Simone said...

Happy Christmas Helen. It has been a joy to come and visit you over the past year. x

Poppy said...

As always a beautiful post...wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas Helen.

Lou xxx

notes of sincerity said...

** Merry Christmas dear friend **

driftwood said...

merry Christmas Helen, hope it is a lovely special day

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Helen wish you having a happy and merry days with your Family! Thank you so much for your kind words(comments) on my posts. This was and is a good support for me :o)
***We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year***
Hugs from Russia
Natasha & Family

dutch sisters said...

Merriest of Christmas wishes to you..

silverpebble said...

What a really lovely festive post, Helen. I hope you've had a lovely time today and continue to do so over the next week. Emma xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

How crisp and wintery everything looks. I love your green polka dot paper!
xx
julie

Faye said...

I have just stubbled across your blog whilst on a jaunt around blog land and I am hooked!! I can see my next few nights being spent reading your posts!

koralee said...

Hope your Christmas was amazing dear one...sure looks like you were ready..enjoy the next few days. xoxo

moonstruckcreations said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Your photos are (as usual!) absolutely stunning.

Helenxx

Bluebell Woods said...

I love the candle in the glass with simple arrangement around it. I also like the hearts. Wishing you a great new year 2012. I am really hoping to make a good start on Christmas this year and do things ahead of time. I will be scoping blogs for ideas.
Janice